Biography of Henry Cooke White (1861-1952) from askArt.com:
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Henry White studied at the Art Students League in New York with Kenyon Cox and George DeForest Brush. He became a leading impressionist landscape painter in Hartford, Connecticut during the turn of the century. From 1896 to 1897, he traveled in Europe including England, France, Italy, and Holland.
He had a passion for sailing which led to his association with the Old Lyme Art Colony from 1903 to 1921. He also had a home on Shelter Island because of his friendship with artist and sailor Edward A Bell.
Many of White's subjects were fishing towns of Shelter Island's North Fork. He wrote a book titled "Life and Art of Dwight William Tryon," published 1930 and was a writer for the magazine "Art in America."
Active until he was nearly 80 years old, White taught many art classes including at the Hartford High School and the Art Society of Hartford.
Source: "American Art Review", November 1996 Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"